Here are my two favorites (a tie):
EdP Frederic Malle
Anat Fritz (every release is in my top 10, but there are only three releases so I can't officially add it to the two above just yet)
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
"Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "
Chanel & YSL
Tom Ford PB, Frederic Malle & Creed (followed closely by Amouage)
Guerlain & Hermes
Then: Caron, Chanel, Dior, L'Artisan, Villoresi, Serge Lutens, YSL (older, not the current)
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MY TOP 25%: Al Oudh, Azzaro pH, Basala, Bel Ami, Black Afgano, Blackbird, Blend 30, Bull's Blood, Chaps Original, Cuba, DK Men - Fuel, Davidoff '84, Derby, Edition, Elsha 1776, Equipage, Eau d' Hermes, Egoiste Cologne Concentree, Fetish pH, Fougere Royal reissue, Genghis Khan, Green Water, Havana, Jules, Kiehl's Musk, Knize Ten, Kouros, L'Homme Sage, Leather Oud, Loewe pH, Monogram, Montecristo, Musc Ravageur, Olibanum, Perry Ellis for Men Original, Piper Nigrum, Polo, Puredistance M, Santal Noble, Santalum, Sandalo (Villoresi), Tea for Two, Tribute Attar, Ungaro II, Versace l'homme, Yatagan, YSL pH
I Love Giorgio Armani's Fragrances including The Prive Line!!! All of the Prive Lines!!! YSL including M7, the New M7, Body Kouros, Rive Gauche!!! All of the L'Homme Fragrances including the EDP versions of La Nuit and L'Homme!!! Even the summer versions!!!
Bond No. 9 fragrances and The Acqua Di Parma Fragrances!!!
My favorite designer is easy - Dior. Niche is far harder to choose.
Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman
2. Editions de Parfum Frédéric Malle
“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'”
― Isaac Asimov
Clive Christian No 1
Maison Francis Kurdjian Aqua Universalis Forte
Creed Virgin Island Water
Creed Jardin d'Amalfi
Creed Millesime Imperial
Byredo Bal d'Afrique
Amouage Sunshine Man
"Waste time wondering which "cologne" pulls better, and your genes will spread only by accident. A perfume should be right for the man, not for the job"
Current Top 10:
Creed Green Irish Tweed
Creed Silver Mountain Water
Creed Royal Oud
Armani Prive Myrrhe Imperiale
Amouage Jubilation XXV
Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
Tom Ford Amber Absolute
Tom Ford Italian Cypress
Amouage Interlude Man
YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme
I make no distinction between designer and niche:
Yves Saint Laurent
Comme des Garcons
The Different Company
Etat Libre d'Orange
Histoires de Parfums
Last edited by pluran; 19th March 2014 at 03:04 AM.
Hard to answer. By Kilian, Frederic Malle and Dior, Guerlain.
Serge Lutens for me. I don't think there is one fragrance from the line I do not like ... and really like to love most of it.
I've trademarked the color bleu
1. Parfumerie Generale
2. Serge Lutens
3. Comme des Garcons
Also love FM.
Le Labo, their scents fit my DNA perfectly.
I really don't "care" about the niche or designer thing so I won't set them apart.
For me the clear and undisputed winner is Guerlain! Whether it is for me and people of my age or older people, I just love what they do! They've created one masterpiece after another.
I would have to say Chanel. I have four at the moment and will probably be getting a fifth soon. I find a lot of Chanel fragrances to be elegant and a great "bang for the buck!"
Niche (in no particular order): Creed, AdP, CdG
Niche: Creed and Bond No 9
Niche: Profvmvm Roma
Serge Lutens - for the quality and versatility
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* Most drawn to complex florals, chypres and orientals. Collect the best, forget the rest *
Costume National (as limited as they might be)
Designer: Dior, because both their classic scents and their Privée collection work for me. I would be completely happy living off of Dior scents for the rest of my life. Honorable mention goes to Chanel, because I think Dior fulfills gamut between "easy to wear but uninteresting and generic" and "douchey and artistic".
Edit: Also will add that Dior has the widest and wackiest vintage game. So that would be fun. Maybe I'll experiment with just buying diors and see what I come up with.
Niche: Really tough one. I'm tempted to say Frederic Malle even though I despise many of their fragrances. Now that I think about it, there isn't really a niche brand I gravitate towards.
Last edited by moleo; 26th September 2014 at 07:54 PM.
I am going to be predictable and common and opt for the Creed...
I will give you my genuine reasons though...
Virgin Island Water
Pure White Cologne
For me personally this was a very good reason to choose this house
Last edited by DMA; 26th September 2014 at 04:49 PM.